Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tuesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material to end your day.

- Boris sums up the Cons' budget message to poor Canadians. David Macdonald assesses the Cons' impact on jobs - with -70,000 not exactly looking like a positive number. Trish Hennessy frames the Cons' plans as death by a thousand cuts, while Paul Wells fits the budget into a theme of incremental change. And Andrew Jackson points out the the Cons' latest attacks on Statistics Canada.

- Meanwhile, in news about the Cons' idea of spending priorities, Forum Research finds that 80% of Canadians want the Cons to scrap the $9 billion purchase of F-35s. Which of course means that they're determined to push ahead at that price even in the wake of a scathing report by the Auditor General.

- The Fair Taxation movement adds PhDs to its ranks.

- Finally, Manon Corneiller describes the election of Thomas Mulcair as part of a gradual cultural shift within the NDP.

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